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Software News   Software News : OS4 Perl port updated
   posted by broadblues on 19-Aug-2005 11:31:37 (3540 reads)
I have now uploaded my latest version of my port of perl 5.8.5 to os4depot.

Binary

Source

Fork emulation is now supported, using an adaption of the tecnique written for the Win32 version.

This version includes a few more of the standard extetions build in. The only ones not included now are POSIX and Devel:DProf. The inclusion of the Encode::#? modules does make the excutable a bit bloated but I've not figured a way to do dynamic loading as yet.

The binary version has built to fit better with the standard SDK layout, using SDK:Local/C instead of /usr/bin, and SDL:Local/clib2/lib for the libraries.

Keep an eye on http://www.broad.ology.org.uk/amiga/ for future updates on this and some othe projects.


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Re: OS4 Perl port updated
Posted on 19-Aug-2005 11:59:49
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Well done, works almost nicely

Almost because as i tried it with an Makefile for SDL_perl it keeps asking me for bin: and usr:
(or /bin and /usr), so i still have to assign them properly... shoudn't exactly that have been
targeted with the standard SDK layout in this version?

I'm at work right now, so I can't re-check.. maybe i'm mixing things up now, but i don't think
so..

Anyway, well done dude


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You might need to edit the script headers,
you know change the #!/usr/bin/perl

to

#!/SDK/Local/C/perl

or you could

assign Usr: to SDK:local and make alink from USR:bin to SDK:Local/C

or perhaps you could try reconfigureing SDL_perl so that it genrates a makefile
that knows where perl is.... abc-shell and coreutils included in the SDK
do a reasonably godd job with a gnu style configure script, not so sure
about the metaconfig type that perl uses, I haven't retested from scratch, not
wanting to lose my working src tree....


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nice!

now lets see if lovely and my gf gets their wish ..namely frozenbubble


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- wrong thread....

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I just had the shortest of looks at the SDL_perl 1.19 archive and the
Makefile.PL just redirects you to OS specific versions, needless to say
amigaos isn't one of them, this kinda defeats the object of using MakeMaker
IMHO. Don't have time to inestigate in any depth hope you have some luck with it,

The maybe toaks can have his frozen bubbles...


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broadblues:

ok, i admit it!.

I WANT IT TOO


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@broadblues

Already working on SDL_perl and actually compiling right now... i'm almost
there and after that i'll give frozen bubble a spin.. but remember:


- EDIT -

What a pity... i just figured the perl port doesn't support dynamic loading
yet, but its required for loading SDL_perl (of course...).. so, without
dynamic loading OR SDL_perl already built into perl, we can't use it..

So if you want, i can mail you my altered makefile for SDL_perl.. so you
should be able to build SDL_perl and include it in your perl port?

Just leave me a note.

Last edited by Cyborg on 19-Aug-2005 at 05:57 PM.


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I wouldn't hold you breath on the dynamic loading part... I can't think of
any way to do it, at the moment.

I wrote a simply dynamic loading experiment using elf.library calls
that could load a file search for a symbol and call the function pointed
to by that symbol, but that's not nearly enough. The xs code needs to have
access to the functions built in to perl, and also the global variables as far
as I can see. (as well as libc) I can't see how perl passes this info to the
xs extention, so many layers of macros obscuring the code.


In terms of SDL_perl you could try down loading the source archive, edit config.sh
to include SDL_perl as a static extension and rebuild, that would get you a
working copy to develope with...

If you can't get to work then get in touch by email and I'll see if I can find the time
to do it for you.

BTW in theory all you should need to do is use makeaperl to add static extensions
but it doesn't work at the moment, it's one of the only script s I've tried to run that fails


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